It’s the last few days of 2016 and boy oh boy do I need to clean my sewing space! Like many out there, all of the holiday sewing and creative chaos really took it’s toll on my sewing studio. There are fabrics on the floor, scraps everywhere and the desk is a hot mess.
To be fair, I kinda want to just shut the door and walk away because I don’t know where to start first. So, I’m gonna tackle this project one step at a time.
Clean Sewing Space Plan
That means my fabrics need to be folded, the scraps need to be sorted and the paperwork needs to be filed!
My plan of attack includes-
And most importantly- Cleaning My Machine!!
Once the basics are sorted out try to schedule time for these:
Plus, I think I’m gonna grab one of these for daily reminders. Normally, I would just have one for my everyday scheduling but I’m thinking one for my sewing might be fun.
Even if you can just complete a few on the list, your sewing space will thank you!! Then once that ball drops you’ll be ready to go! Be sure to check out the Scrappy Girls Club group because I’ll be hosting so many fun things next year including live sewing events and exclusive patterns.
I know that every year I find myself determined to pair down my stash and get organized but this year I’m gonna do it. So, if you’re in the same boat, let’s do it together! Let’s pledge to start 2017 off with a clean sewing space. This way, we can find everything in a flash and spend more time sewing!
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Comments & Reviews
Caroline Parr says
It helps me to clear off one surface at a time. That way I can look at one clean space, no matter how tiny, and feel better about my progress. It doesn’t help that at this time of year my sewing room is full of Christmas bins waiting for de-decorating and eventual trip up to the attic!
Me too Caroline! I feel like seeing one space clean is such an achievement and it encourages me to keep going.
How big are the scraps that you guys save? I’m not a quilter, but I seem to hang on to almost every piece of fabric. I’m running out of room and don’t know what to do with these pieces of fabric too big to throw away.